Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
their word? >> reporter: that's right, rob. israel said it would stop its air strikes on gaza while egypt's prime minister, his name is hesham kandil, visited. we expected a truce of around three hours. but it's very clear, now, that that has not happened. we've heard and felt the thuds of israeli strikes continuing on the gaza strip. just a short while ago, our gaza producer reported that two palestinians were killed in the strikes, several were wounded. their identities right now are unclear. but the condition for this truce was that palestinian militants would stop firing on to southern israel. and they did not do that. we have seen ourselves, from right near our hotel, they have been firing rockets. you hear the loud whoosh, the long vapor trails and the clouds of smoke. any talk of a truce is simply incorrect. >> alex, what is the feeling that you're getting? could israel send in ground troops? >> reporter: well, from the very beginning they've talked about enlarging this operation. from the aerial offensive it's been so far, to include a ground invasion of gaza. yesterday, we saw la
Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on capitol hill say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a few blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan.
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
tension in egypt this morning, among opponents of that country's president, mohamed morsi. things started getting rough on the streets of cairo, with protesters hurling molotov cocktails at police. they are seething about morsi's powers of placing himself beyond judicial review. a massive demonstration by morsi's opponent is planned for today. >>> we wanted you to check this out. from australia, early this morning. look at that. a crane, high above the streets of sydney caught fire. and then, the crane's arm falls on the roof of a nearby building. the rain operator escaped down a loader. no one was injured. the site was closed for a time. two weeks ago, concerns that diesel was leaking from the crane. the crane's owner also owns the crane in new york that collapsed during hurricane sandy. >> interesting there. >>> and speaking of sandy, one month after the month monster s the financial toll keeps growing. andrew cuomo says the repair for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. and the fallout continues at lipa, the long island utility company that's under fire for its slow respo
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
into their suv. more than 100 people were injured. >>> in the middle east this morning, egypt is holding talks with israel and hamas, hoping to extend their fragile cease-fire. hamas wants border restrictions on gaza lifted. >>> meantime, the new president of egypt is coming under scrutiny. mohamed morsi just granted himself sweeping, new powers, declaring the courts will no longer be allowed to overturn his decisions. opponents fete fires across the country in protest. >>> spectacular images out of russia now, showing a giant fireball moscow. it took 12 hours to put this thing out. amazi amazingly, no injuries reported. >>> back here at home, the post office, in desperate need of cash, is testing out a new service. same-day package delivery. it's being aimed at online shoppers who want or need the instant gratification of a store purchase and are willing to play a flat fee of about 10 bucks. the postal service says it's going to test this idea next month in san francisco. >>> and finally, as you eye the bargains during this holiday season, somebody may be eyeing you. some stores are now using